PureOC writes: "Intel is apparently not one to rest on its laurels. After huge success with the Core2 processors, Intel has ushered in the new Core i7 family of chips, and this time the rules have changed; namely, a new socket and with it, a new X58 chipset. Technological progress comes at a price, and with Intel's new Core i7 processors' need for a new socket and X58 chipset, this obviously means a whole new slew of motherboards as well. Love it or hate it, what would previously have been a simple upgrade now means the upgrade trifecta instead: CPU, motherboard, and RAM. Over the next little while we'll be looking closely at all three of these, but for today we'll be focusing on the motherboard component."